Easter weekend storm to spread wintry mix from Midwest to Northeast

Glen Mclaughlin
April 3, 2018

Sussex County residents woke to several inches of snow on the ground as Old Man Winter shoved spring aside.

Some wet snow may also fall on the zone from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and perhaps as far north as New York City on Monday.

This disturbance could lead to the development of low pressure along a frontal boundary, bringing the possibility of wintry weather to the mid-South, southern Appalachians and possibly the southern mid-Atlantic Friday night into Saturday night.

"Snow will be moving out late morning for the city", said Jay Engle, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York.

Forecasters expect the heaviest snow accumulations to be over southern Rhode Island.

The heaviest snowfall totals are expected north of Minneapolis and into western Wisconsin through Saturday night.

Snow will become less widespread and more showery this afternoon and will diminish altogether by tonight leaving behind clearing and drying conditions Tuesday and Wednesday.

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"At times travel may be impossible due to snow accumulating on the roads" faster than plows can remove it, Moore said. But Moore said high winds could continue to blow snow back onto plowed roads and reduce visibility throughout the day.

The snowstorm is expected to turn into rain and temperatures will reach into the low 40s, melting most of the snow.

On Monday, the cold air makes it all the way to the Northeast.

Behind Violet, colder temperatures will return.

The more concerning part of the forecast is that there is no sign of long-term relief for the Midwest and Northeast.

More early-April snowmakers are ahead late this week and into the weekend.

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